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More Monuments! More Civilizations! Tapestry: Plots and Ploys Explored

Tapestry: Plots and Ploys

Tapestry, for us, has been one of the most played games of 2020. It was a game that was heralded with a lot of hype at release, but seems to have not lived up to that hype in everyone’s minds. Yet, it’s eye catching table appearance, easy rules, and fairly scalable play at all player counts has made it easy for it to make it to the table.

Since the first expansion, Tapestry: Plots and Ploys was announced, we have been hyped up to get our hands on it. With anticipation since we ordered it we are now finally able to get it to the table and out of the box. Let’s take a look at the components and what this really adds to Tapestry.

  • Players: 1-5
  • Playtime (with Setup): We find it between 90 and 180 minutes
  • Publisher: Stonemaier Games
  • Designer: Jamey Stegmaier

Cool Monuments and Interesting Civilization Building in Tapestry

Tapestry Game Box

When Tapestry first came out and I saw the components and the price point I just wasn’t convinced this was a game that would make it into my collection. It has civilization building and action selection which are themes and mechanics that interest me. Yet, at a hefty price point I was pretty sure this wasn’t the game for me.

Fortunately Gameholecon, a gaming convention here in Wisconsin, came along and the wife and I signed up for a game of it. What we found was a game that both of us really enjoyed! With well over a dozen plays this past year it’s closing in on my most played game of the year.

Let’s get on with the review and find out what makes me enjoy this game so much.

  • Players: 1-5
  • Playtime (with Setup): We find it between 90 and 150 minutes
  • Publisher: Stonemaier Games
  • Designer: Jamey Stegmaier

Excited to Unbox and Review the Diamond in the Sand: Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun

Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun

When I originally saw Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun I felt this game was a gimmick and didn’t think there was a game here. It went on sale, and as a surprise, my wife bought it and gave it to me after a bad day of work. That’s definitely a way to brighten one’s day!

Little did I realize how delighted I would be. Tekhenu is a brilliant game with so many decisions with not nearly enough rounds to do them in.

If you like ancient Egypt or like using dice to power the action you are taking each round than this game is likely for you. It’s time for the Tekhenu Unboxing and Review!

  • Players: 1-4
  • Playtime (with Setup): We find it between 90 and 120 minutes
  • Publisher: Board&Dice (NSKN Games)
  • Designer: Daniele Tascini, Dávid Turczi

Conesy’s Diary: Episode 36 Black Angel the Game

Black Angel the Board Game

My wife and I recently sat down and played Black Angel from Pearl Games. While playing it I was reminded of how exited I was for this game release coming out of Gen Con 2019. A couple of months later when it was in my hands it hit the table several times. Now, a year later, it’s back on the table and the joy is still there.

Check out this first for the Diary as I do a quick review of the game Black Angel!

Conesy’s Diary: 12/2/2020

Black Angel Game In Game Action!

Go, listen to the show!

Hyped Up to Unbox Viscounts of the West Kingdom

Viscounts of the West Kingdom

My wife recently placed an order online for a few games and Viscounts of the West Kingdom needed to be one of the games.

This game made it into our The Best New Board Game Releases for your 2020 Holiday Shopping list for many reasons. Since we love the other two “West Kingdom” games so much, this was a no brainer to add to our order.

We have been anxiously anticipating the third game in this series. Since it was ordered we watched the tracking impatiently, frothing at how excited we are to try this game. When it finally arrived we immediately pulled it out of the box and dashed to the game table.

  • Players: 1-4
  • Playtime (with Setup): We find it between 90 and 120 minutes
  • Publisher: Renegade Game Studios
  • Designer: Shem Phillips and S J Macdonald

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